International Drikung Kagyu Council
Honoured to organise the 800th Commemoration of Lord Jigten Sumong's Maha Parinirvana.
On 13th October His Holiness arrived Jangchubling Drikung Kagyu Institute Dehradun. On 14th October Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang shared a brief account about the activities in Ladakh and gave valuable advices for monks and nuns, teachers, staffs, for future plan to the Drikung Kagyu Lineage.
On 15th October at 05:00 am Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang joined the early morning Puja at Samtenling Nunnery, gave advices on the
importance of rites and rituals, he also gave advice to do Vairocanna Sand Mandala Drupchen for yearly basis at the nunnery.
At 10:00 Am special board meeting of Drikung Kagyu Institute:
- since two years Drikung Kagyu Institute’s Rules & Regulations has been amended, and this time made a resolution to summit.
- Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang appointed H. E. Rigyal Rinpoche as a Board Member of Drikung Kagyu Institute on the absence of Tsering Dondup.
- the Board Members of Drikung Kagyu Institute passed the resolution that Ven. Gyaltsen as the manager of the Saravasti project.
On 16th of October, at 06:00 am during the special Lama Chopa Puja, Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang announced Ven. Khenpo Nyima Gyaltsen as the Second exile Drikung Kagyu Lineage’s Khenpo, after the Khenpo Konchok Gyaltsen since decades. After Ven. Khenpo Nyima Gyaltsen made mandala offering to the Drikung Kyabon Chetsang Thereafter the representative of Drikung Labrang, and the Monasteries, Rinpoches, Khenpos, monks and nuns and all the people present offered scaffs and mandala offering to Ven. Khenpo Nyima Gyaltsen.
End of the Puja Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang gave the following speech:
Today is the 834 years of Drikung Kagyu Lineage, the 13th day of the 8th Month of the Water Snake Year of Tibetan Calander, 16th October 2013, Era. On this special occasion, the Tibetan Calander says : Auspicious combination of Earth and Water elements has productive energy to produce great happiness in one’s life. at this favorable place of exile main seat of Drikung Kagyu main seat Jangchubling. headed by most venerable H.E. Thritsab Gyabra Konchok Thupten Dorji Gyalpo Rinpoche and all residential of Jangchubling. The very special presence were the head of International Drikung Kagyu Council H.E. Nupa konten Rinpoche and all the members of the council. On top of that, historically very thankful for the Drikung Kagyu Lineage and Drikung Labrang for both Dharma and wealth, Lho Lungkar Monastery’s rinpoches, moreover both learned and practitioner Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche who is from generations filled with the pure motivation for the Drikung Kagyu Lineage. All these gathering were not prepared, but it was happened, so Lord Jigten Sumgon said “ if something happens naturally without any creation it is call sidhi.” And says “Drikungpa is the one who have empowered the nature of dependency“. So it was come to the true meaning.
Ven. Khenpo Nyima Gyaltsen was born in the year of 1976. At the age of 12 he joined the Lho Lungkar Monastery in Titat and age of 18 he arrived to India and joint Jang chub ling study for 2 years, thereafter he joined the Dzongsar College and studied for 7 years. In 2002 he returned back to Jangchubling and in the year 2004 during the Snec year Teachings at Lumbini, he was enthroned as the Shedra’(college) Kenpo. Until now he has been teaching at the Kagyu College sincerely, at the same time he is responsible for compiling Gongchik Text, as well as he gave easy and directly assistances to the Western Translators.
Khenpo Nyima Gyaltsen was enthroned as the second Khenpo of the exile main seat of Drikung Kagyu Lineage. Traditionally, Drikung Kagyu main seat Khenpo’s duration is for three years, according to present situation it has been decided for five years duration. From now onwards regarding the appointment of the Khenpo of the exile main seat, it should be nominated by the International Drikung Kagyu Council, finding out three liable names for the candidate and thereafter examine by Achi Choki Drolma and pick up the rolled name for the position of the Khenpo.
On 17th October 2013, Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang with few attendants left for Sharavasti by air with an overnight stay in Lucknow.
18th of October at 05:00 am Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang and entourage left for Sharavasti by car. At 10.00 am they reached and stop at the property which was located the main road side. At that time Dr. Amit Goshil the engineer from New Delhi was also present there. After the meeting all went to the property site, had a brief discussion and because of full moon day Holiness also visited some other holy places.
At lunch, Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang and H.E. Thritsab Gyabra Rinpoche, Chagzod Tsulwang, Ven. Gyaltsen, Dr. Amit Gosil, Land owner Mr. Choudhary, and the assistant Mr. Seer Saab had lunch together. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang had a good discussion with them for the future project.
After the lunch, Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang decided to perform ground breaking ceremony during H. H. tour with all Tulkus' Pilgrimage tour in the coming January 2014.